French Consumer Confidence Stable in August

TODAY: Sept. 4, 2015 PUB DATE: Sept. 4, 2015

By William Horobin PARIS--French consumer confidence was stable in August at a level below the long term average. Consumer confidence in the eurozone's second-largest economy was 93 in August, seven points below the long term average of 100, statistics agency ...

Global Stocks Fall Ahead of US Labor Market Report--Update

TODAY: Sept. 4, 2015 PUB DATE: Sept. 4, 2015

By Christopher Whittall Global stock markets fell Friday ahead of a U.S. labor market report that investors will examine for clues about the timing of the first U.S. interest rate rise in almost a decade. The pan-European Stoxx Europe 600 ...

Putin Pitches for Foreign Investment in Russia's Far East

TODAY: Sept. 4, 2015 PUB DATE: Sept. 4, 2015

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia?Russian President Vladimir Putin made a pitch Friday for greater investment in his country's resource-rich Far East region, despite a slowdown in the Chinese economy that has shaken global markets. Speaking at the Eastern Economic Forum in the port ...

G-20 Seeks Reassurances that China Plans to Calm Markets

TODAY: Sept. 4, 2015 PUB DATE: Sept. 4, 2015

ANKARA?Global finance leaders meeting in Turkey this week are seeking details from Chinese officials on how Beijing plans to calm turbulent markets and prevent a collapse in the world's second-largest economy. China's market routs and a slew of weak data ...

G-20 Seeks Reassurances China Plans to Calm Markets

TODAY: Sept. 4, 2015 PUB DATE: Sept. 4, 2015

By Ian Talley And Emre Peker ANKARA--Global finance leaders meeting in Turkey this week are seeking details from Chinese officials on how Beijing plans to calm turbulent markets and prevent a collapse in the world's second-largest economy. China's market routs ...

German Manufacturing Orders Fall More Than Expected

TODAY: Sept. 4, 2015 PUB DATE: Sept. 4, 2015

By Nina Adam FRANKFURT--Germany's manufacturing companies suffered a setback in July, as foreign orders collapsed after a sharp increase in June, data published by the economics ministry showed Friday. But the trend in orders is "clearly pointing upwards, despite the ...

Hong Kong Central Bank Streamlines Yuan Liquidity Arrangement

TODAY: Sept. 4, 2015 PUB DATE: Sept. 4, 2015

By Fiona Law HONG KONG--The Hong Kong Monetary Authority said on Friday it will streamline an arrangement that allows banks to access offshore yuan liquidity when needed. It comes after the yuan's devaluation last month, which caused a liquidity squeeze ...

Eurozone Governments Should Be Allowed Some Budget Flexibility, Nowotny Says

TODAY: Sept. 4, 2015 PUB DATE: Sept. 4, 2015

By Gabriele Steinhauser ALPBACH, Austria--Eurozone governments should be permitted some flexibility under the European Union's budget rules to help buffer the economic slowdown caused by uncertainty in emerging markets, the governor of Austria's central bank said Friday. Fiscal and structural ...

Global Stocks Fall Ahead of U.S. Labor Market Report

TODAY: Sept. 4, 2015 PUB DATE: Sept. 4, 2015

By Christopher Whittall Global stock markets fell Friday ahead of a U.S. labor market report that investors will examine for clues about the timing of the first U.S. interest rate rise in almost a decade. The pan-European Stoxx Europe 600 ...

Stocks Fall Ahead of Jobs Report

TODAY: Sept. 4, 2015 PUB DATE: Sept. 4, 2015

Global stock markets fell Friday ahead of a U.S. labor market report that investors will examine for clues about the timing of the first U.S. interest rate rise in almost a decade. The pan-European Stoxx Europe 600 fell 1.4% in ...

Asian Rubber Futures End Lower

TODAY: Sept. 4, 2015 PUB DATE: Sept. 4, 2015

By Vibhuti Agarwal Asian rubber futures finished lower Friday as trading was largely quiet with the Chinese markets closed for a national holiday. "There was not much trading in the Tocom rubber market as market participants kept to the sidelines," ...

Gold Prices Little Changed as U.S. Jobs Report Awaited

TODAY: Sept. 4, 2015 PUB DATE: Sept. 4, 2015

By Katherine Dunn Gold prices were flat on Friday as investors await a signal from U.S. jobs data that could provide a clue about the timing of a U.S. interest rate increase, and with it, the appetite for this precious ...

Kremlin Aide Says Bank of Russia Should Limit Ruble's Rebound

TODAY: Sept. 4, 2015 PUB DATE: Sept. 4, 2015

By Andrey Ostroukh MOSCOW--The Bank of Russia should consider resuming purchases of dollars and euros for the country's reserves once the ruble strengthens beyond 60 to the dollar, presidential aide Andrey Belousov said Friday. "There will be a need to ...

Malaysia International Reserves $94.7 Billion as of Aug. 28

TODAY: Sept. 4, 2015 PUB DATE: Sept. 4, 2015

By Saurabh Chaturvedi Malaysia's international reserves totaled $94.7 billion on Aug. 28, marginally higher from two weeks earlier, the central bank said in a statement Friday. The central bank didn't give a reason for the rise in reserves from $94.5 ...

GVC Wins Race to Acquire Bwin.Party

TODAY: Sept. 4, 2015 PUB DATE: Sept. 4, 2015

GVC Holdings PLC said Friday it had clinched a deal to buy online gaming firm Bwin.party digital PLC for 1.12 billion pounds ($1.72 billion), beating rival bidder 888 Holdings PLC to the post. GVC offered 25 pence a share in ...

India's Cipla to Buy Two U.S. Firms for $550 Million

TODAY: Sept. 4, 2015 PUB DATE: Sept. 4, 2015

MUMBAI?Indian generic drugs major Cipla Ltd. Friday said it has agreed to buy two U.S. generic drug makers for $550 million in cash to scale up its drug offerings to American patients. The two firms InvaGen Pharmaceuticals Inc., and Exelan ...

S&P 500, Nasdaq Futures -- Technical Analysis

TODAY: Sept. 4, 2015 PUB DATE: Sept. 4, 2015

Chicago Mercantile Exchange September S&P; 500 Futures 2125.20 -- lifetime high 2106.70 -- previous month's high 2075.94 -- 100-day moving average 2001.99 -- 18-day moving average 1972.90 -- second pivot point resistance 1972.50 -- previous day's high 1960.00 -- first ...

Russia 2016 Budget Envisages Oil Price of $50 a Barrel - Interfax

TODAY: Sept. 4, 2015 PUB DATE: Sept. 4, 2015

By Thomas Grove MOSCOW--Russia's budget next year will be based on an oil price of $50 a barrel, Economy Minister Andrey Belousov said Friday, Interfax reported, an indication that the Kremlin is preparing for lower oil prices over the longer ...

Dollar Tad Higher Against Yen, Euro On Steady Stock Performance

TODAY: Sept. 4, 2015 PUB DATE: Sept. 3, 2015

By Hiroyuki Kachi TOKYO--The dollar was slightly higher against the yen and the euro Thursday in Asia trade, with steadier stock market performance giving a sense of safety to investors after recent China-induced market selloffs. At around 0530 GMT, the ...